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Casteljaloux - a bustling market town

Casteljaloux is a bustling and attractive old market town that is located in the Lot et Garonne department of south-west France. Set in a typical Gascon landscape of rolling hills, sunflowers and pretty bastide towns, Casteljaloux makes a great base for exploring this unspoiled and beautiful region.

What's in a name?

The name "Casteljaloux" literally translates as "Castle Jealousy"! Quite how the town achieved this intriguing name is something of a mystery, but if you talk to the townsfolk about it you are bound to be given at least a few ideas... it's up to you which you choose to believe!

Two market squares... and two markets!

There is nothing quite like a French street market for enlivening the senses and making you feel you are truly at the heart of France, and Casteljaloux has wonderful twice weekly markets held in its streets and its two market squares. If there was ever a reason to get out of bed early and to head down town to find the freshest of fruit and vegetables as well as a host of weird and wonderful bric-a-brac, then Casteljaloux's markets held on Tuesdays and Saturdays provide the perfect incentive.

Shopping, dining and other necessities

Casteljaloux is a good sized town, and offers all the usual shops and services. There is also a good spa centre where you can indulge in a pampering treatment or two when you feel the need. Casteljaloux is most notable, however, for its excellent restaurants, so dining out is a great way to relax and really enjoy your French life or holiday. South-west France is renowned for its fabulous gastronomy full of delicious local ingredients such as duck, truffles, cepes, prunes and walnuts. Oh, and don't forget the wine!

Out and about

Aquitaine is a lovely region, with the surf beaches of the Atlantic to the west and the stunning scenery of the Dordogne to the north. There are some interesting towns to visit in the vicinity too, with Agen, famous for it prunes, Marmande, home of the tastiest tomato in the country, and a clutch of traditionally constructed and endlessly enchanting bastide towns to discover.

Sporting activities on offer

The unspoiled countryside invites you to explore it on foot, on horseback or by bicycle, but if you are looking for more variety of sporting or leisure activities, stay close to Casteljaloux. There is a super leisure lake close by, where you can swim, fish, sail, windsurf or simply sunbathe on the lovely safe beaches.

How to get there

Casteljaloux is easily accessible from the UK thanks to the airports of Bordeaux, Bergerac, Toulouse and Pau, which offer a variety of flights and airlines and are within a very reasonable distance of the town. Bordeaux is served by British Airways, bmibaby, Aer Lingus, easyJet and flybe; Bergerac is served by flybe and Ryanair; Toulouse by British Airways, easyJet, bmi, Jet2 and flybe; and Pau by Ryanair. The TGV makes another great option. There is a TGV station in Agen from where you can take a train to the station in Tonneins, which is close to Casteljaloux. If driving, you will find Casteljaloux easily accessible from the A62.

Property prices and availability in and around Casteljaloux

Property in the Lot et Garonne can be sought after, and prices are not usually especially low. That said, there are bargains around, and some beautiful traditional Gascon properties at the higher end of the market.

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Casteljaloux AT A GLANCE

WHERE IS Casteljaloux?

Casteljaloux is situated in the south-west of France. It lies in the west of the Lot et Garonne department.

Casteljaloux Property Map

IN THE REGION OF AQUITAINE

Aquitaine Guide

Aquitaine Property Map

IN THE DEPARTMENT OF LOT-ET-GARONNE

Lot-et-Garonne Guide

  Lot-et-Garonne Map


Population: 5,000


Access: By air: Fly to Bordeaux, Bergerac, Toulouse or Pau. By rail: The TGV runs to Toulouse, and also to Agen. Tonneins, a nearby town, has a railway station with links to these TGV stops. By road: The town is easily found from the A62.


Economy: Tourism and thermalism are important factors in the town's economy.


Interesting fact: Casteljaloux has not just one but two market squares, promising a great morning's shopping in the traditional French fashion!


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